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Great North Road - Part One | [Peter F. Hamilton]

Great North Road - Part One

In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones - but none have been reported missing. And the crime’s most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed. Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were horrifically murdered in exactly the same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. But if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? Tough and confident, she never waivered under interrogation - claiming she alone survived an alien attack. But there is no animal life on St Libra.
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In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones - but none have been reported missing. And the crime’s most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed.

Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were horrifically murdered in exactly the same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. But if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? Tough and confident, she never waivered under interrogation - claiming she alone survived an alien attack. But there is no animal life on St Libra.

Investigating this alien threat becomes the Human Defence Agency’s top priority. The bio-fuel flowing from St Libra is the lifeblood of Earth’s economy and must be secured. So a vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and teams of engineers, support personnel, and xenobiologists are dispatched to the planet. Along with their technical advisor, grudgingly released from prison, Angela Tramelo. But the expedition is cut off, deep within St Libra’s rainforests.

Then the murders begin. Someone or something is picking off the team one by one. Angela insists it’s the alien, but her new colleagues aren’t so sure. Maybe she did see an alien, or maybe she has other reasons for being on St Libra....

This is a stunning standalone adventure, by a writer at the height of his powers.

©2012 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2012 Pan Macmillian Publishers Ltd

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  • Jennie
    Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
    3/29/14
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    Story
    "Technology Future"
    Would you listen to Great North Road - Part One again? Why?

    Maybe, I loved this book. I'm fairly new to Audible and I read some reviews which suggested this book was hard to get into at the beginning but I didn't find that to be the case. I would consider listening to it again one day.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The technology, the futuristic thoughts and already seeing some of the technology becoming a reality. You are always thinking about the characters and their relationships.


    What about Toby Longworth’s performance did you like?

    Everything, great accents, gender alternatives - good narrative.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Alien, Friend or Foe?


    Any additional comments?

    If you love tech or sci-fy read/listen to this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    9/20/13
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    Story
    "Superb."

    I loved this book. Very entertaining and imaginative. If you like any form of fantasy/sci-Fi then this book is a dead cert. beautifully written and the narration did it justice. Impossible to fault in my mind.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    Story
    "Highly recommended"
    Where does Great North Road - Part One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number one definitely.


    What other book might you compare Great North Road - Part One to, and why?

    Any other of the Peter Hamilton works, or maybe Iain M Banks sci fi.


    Have you listened to any of Toby Longworth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, they are all excellent.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    For the Norths, everything heads South...


    Any additional comments?

    A very long and involved detective/murder mystery story, based in the near but slightly different future, with many familiar things slightly tweaked. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Anthony Smith
    UK
    7/8/13
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    Story
    "More great story telling"
    If you could sum up Great North Road - Part One in three words, what would they be?

    Sci-fi, Detective, Mystery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sidney Hurst, a real person trying to survive in the bureaucratic system, in the middle of the opposing, forces playing a balancing game, while trying to satisfy his family commitments


    What does Toby Longworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I really like his voice he has narrated many of Peters books, and brings a 1930s detective feel to the sci-fi genre. which suits the Newcastle location of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Inhuman Monster mystery


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it, read it and listen to it, and if it becomes a film lets watch it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antony
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    7/7/13
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    "Great story, excellent narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Toby Longworth is an amazing narrator, with decent, consistent accents and perfect pace.
    The story itself is classic Hamilton - sweeping story arc combined with believable characters and just the right amount of detail.


    What other book might you compare Great North Road - Part One to, and why?

    Any other Peter F Hamilton space opera.


    What does Toby Longworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His narration brings the characters to life.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I hate tag lines.


    Any additional comments?

    None needed. Well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. C. Scott-gooddard
    London, UK
    6/23/13
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    "Hamilton returns to form"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Great North Road - Part One to be better than the print version?

    As good as the Kindle edition, if not better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angela Tramelo [ne of the key characters] is remarkably well written and, ultimately, very cool indeed.


    Have you listened to any of Toby Longworth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's epic all the way to the end. Without spoilers it's hard to describe but there's a sequence where some of the lead characters find themselves in a somewhat unexpected climate change. It's compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved his early novels but hated the "Void" trilogy - just never got hooked by them. This is classic Hamilton back again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    UK
    5/28/13
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    "Not for me"

    Trying too hard - over use of acronyms. The story didn't hold my attention & I couldn't wait for it to be over. Wouldn't dream of getting the next books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lochdog
    UK
    4/30/13
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    "Immersive"

    I'm not a sci fi fan. I'm jaded by crime fiction. Can stand books about wars and armies. So what made me choose this book I will never know. But I am so glad I did. It was so vivid that I almost believe the technology described in the book actually exists and that I am just too out of the loop to have downloaded it yet! The stories and characters are rich and believable and I was so pleased there was a part two to listen to once I'd finished part one. Amazing. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    Bideford, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
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    "Completely addictive and absorbing, eventually!"

    After too many characters and details at the beginning I was completely hooked and have to buy part two immediately. There are several twists that as far as I can see don't add much to the story and are unnecessary however once into the plot you can follow the main characters and story easily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    4/16/13
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    "too much sci fi!"

    I love the sci fi genre but this was just a little too much for me. I found that I couldn't picture or understand any of the elements spoken about. It took too long to get going and I never finished listening to it. sorry, this bored me to a point where I couldn't listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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